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Monmouth, number 82 Florence Avenue, Eastlakes, around 1937 / photographer unknown
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Monmouth, number 82 Florence Avenue, Eastlakes, around 1937 / photographer unknown
1 postcard photoprint: b&w ; 8.7 x 13.7 cm
Photographers' pencilled numbers on verso: 35E / 489. Pencilled inscription 'Embrey' on verso.
This photograph is part of a small collection of material relating to the 1935 subdivision of the Kensington Golf Links Estate No.2 and the construction of nearly 200 houses forming the nucleus of a new suburb named Eastlakes. The subdivision was carried out by Vernon George Hugh Anderson (1873-1940), a retired grazier from Casino in northern New South Wales. In 1926 Anderson made a speculative purchase of 50 acres of undulating sandhills near the Rosebery racecourse in the municipality of Mascot in south-east Sydney. He subdivided the property into 276 building lots, creating streets named Vernon, Anderson (now O'Connor Street), Florence, Grafton, Lismore, Casino, Kyogle and King. Apart from the streets named for Anderson himself and his family (Florence was Anderson's first wife), the other names all relate to Anderson's northern rivers origins. Anderson began building cottages in 1935 with finance from the Mutual Life and Citizens' Assurance Company. J.A.V. Nisbet was the architect for the project and Jones Bros of Summer Hill were the builders. [ref: "£200,000 project in Sydney: a new suburb" in Newcastle Sun 16 December 1935 p.2]
Monmouth, number 82 Florence Avenue, was a house built on lot 133 of the subdivision. It's first owner was Frederick James Embrey .
Josef Lebovic Gallery, November 2018.
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; CSL&RC MSS 2018/3
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